Cannon treasure hunt for $1,000 to begin

A thousand bucks is serious money, and this year’s treasure hunt organizers are serious about giving it away. Three clues a week will be offered instead of the two clues as in past years. Pictured are the Cannon Area Business Association members who organize the treasure hunt in Cannon Township worth $1,000 to the first to find the copper coin. Back row: Jim Blackall of Topp Stopp, Dennis Spitler of Believe, Don Kurylowicz of Cannonsburg Grist Mill, and (front) Carl Stites of Stites Eye Care and Linda Anderson of ChoiceOne Bank.

More clues will be released this year     Hunters scouring Cannon Township for a copper coin that will give them $1,000 in free gasoline can begin looking Tuesday, September 21 when the first three of three clues each week are released. The Cannon Area Business Association (CABA) is again holding the annual treasure hunt […]

Two hundred years of living history free to see this week

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History all the way back to the French and Indian War in the 1750s will come alive this Saturday and Sunday with the 24th year of the Grand Rogue Military Encampment at the Grand Rogue Campgrounds, 6400 West River Drive. The event is free to the public and hopefully raises as much curiosity as it […]

Governor ‘wowed’ by annual Mackinac Bridge walker

Sally Ruxton of Cheboygan, Mich., displays a Rockford Squire t-shirt given to her by Squire reporters to honor her amazing achievement of completing the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk for the 51st consecutive time.

by Cliff and Nancy Hill This past Labor Day your reporters represented The Rockford Squire by participating in, for the eighth time in a row, the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge walk. The bridge walk tradition began in 1958 when then Governor G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams led thousands of participants across the five-mile bridge that […]

Rockford woman creates art from heartache

Melissa Cooper-Price uses painting as an emotional outlet. She hopes others will like her like her work entered in this years Art Prize.

When Melissa Cooper-Prince’s eleven-year marriage suddenly ended last year, she was disillusioned, angry, and heartbroken. “I felt blindsided. I needed an emotional outlet,” so the Rockford mother began painting while her children, Hannah, 9, and Cooper, 4, were visiting their father. At first she created small, simple watercolors, but as she became more immersed in […]

What a wonderful day of Fishing

photo by CLIFF HILL

  The father and son fishing team of Zehrudin (L) and Edin Mujic (R) of Grand Rapids, MI, show off a monster Rogue River pike. The Squire reporters, Cliff and Nancy Hill had the good fortune to watch this twosome boat three legal sized pike in a 30-minute span Sunday morning, September 12. This lunker was […]